The UN, what’s the point today?

945, the UN was created to maintain peace in the world. It has three major missions: the maintenance of peace, the dissemination of human rights, cooperation in the world.

Today the UN is setting up courts to try all the war criminals of the planet. “

And to comment elegantly: “She had told me that it was a lesson in history, the naughty; no science fiction “.

I wanted to answer him in what I called just a conversation with Rachida. As a former UN official.

I told him this:

When politics gets involved, we easily lose the north. Fifteen years ago, I headed an association that was among the first 30 to sign the petition calling for the establishment of an International Criminal Court.

Today, the ICC is here. I welcome it, but not everyone is happy with his work. And not everyone wants to give him his suspected criminals.

The United Nations Charter, signed in San Francisco on June 26, 1945, incorporated only the statute of the International Court of Justice.

But it had to deal with disputes between UN member countries. War crimes and other crimes against humanity, such as the rape that some warlords have used to dehumanize the enemy since the 1980s, were not included.

The problem is that today, it is the law of the strongest that prevails. Stronger economically and militarily. In short, it’s the law of the jungle.

More than 60 years later, high- and low-intensity conflicts are of concern to the United Nations, which spends billions on peacekeeping missions, sometimes extending over several years.

Nearly 50 years after the adoption of the charter, the world witnessed helpless, in 1994, the second genocide of our century; that of Tutsis in Rwanda.

I stayed in the Palestinian camps driven from their land in Jordan and Iraq, and I saw the misery of a people.

To be complete, especially to support Rachida, the fiction, it serves to give impetus to our imagination and to train, the time to share the dream of the director, in a surreal world.

And yes, the UN, what’s the point?

For having worked for this organization, for having risked, with so many other colleagues in our lives, to save thousands, I would say that we should rather leave the fition and make documentaries.

This is my way of saying that the UN must be reformed, if it can not do it on its own initiative.

The workers from the first hour are no longer there and the tenants of the glass house in New York probably do not have a free hand.

They are undoubtedly animated by good will, but the truth is that nowadays, many people prefer fiction-movies to those who tell the story.

I let you appreciate the preamble of the United Nations Charter.

“WE, PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS, RESOLVED to save future generations from the scourge of war that twice in the space of a human life has inflicted untold suffering on mankind, to proclaim again our faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women, as well as in nations large and small, to create the conditions necessary for the maintenance of justice and respect for obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law, to promote social progress and to create better conditions of life in greater freedom, 

  AND FOR THESE PURPOSES to practice tolerance, to live in peace with one another in a spirit of good neighborliness, to join forces to maintain international peace and security, to accept principles and to institute methods to ensure that the force of arms will not be used, except in the common interest, to resort to international institutions to promote the economic and social progress of all peoples,  

HAVE DECIDED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE THESE DESTINATIONS As a result, our respective governments, through their Representatives, meeting in the City of San Francisco, and with full and proper powers, have adopted this Charter of the United Nations and hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations “.

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